I thought I had selected the accent color for the kitchen. Lime Twist. Benjamin Moore.
Yes Mr. H.C. complains about the price of Benjamin Moore, but it’s only an accent color; it’s not like we need 3 gallons! And they do have the best colors. So I bought a sample jar last week and painted in the kitchen with the Sample Lime Twist. (The clerk at the paint counter was quick to remind me it was NOT real paint).
I don’t like it. It looks like green Tums. I have a big paper sample taped on to the primed kitchen door, and it is more vibrant than the sample sample. This color is too milky, too minty. I usually like mint green, but what I think I have in mind is a clear apple green.
Here is the cabinet door I painted — it is leaning against the real door that is awaiting its color, as soon as I find it… The cabinet door was just an extra door, as some of the cabinets will be hung on the wall sans doors. And the wall…well, I was just swathing paint so I could see the color. Anyone have any thoughts?
While I go get my next sample — Blooming Grove —
(Click here to see the color blooming grove)
here is a delicious recipe for an Apple Lime Twist:
Make a strong pot of Celestial Seasonings Apple Cranberry Zinger tea.
Sweeten with honey and let cool. Pour 3 cups into a measuring cup and add an equal amount of cider. Then squeeze in the juice of two limes and stir well. Pour into glasses with ice and garnish with a lime slice.
(This is good warm as well; just add an extra teaspoon of honey and not quite so much lime juice. Float the lime slice in the hot tea.)